Harney ESD and local public schools are not required by law to provide educational materials and/or curriculum. Parents/guardians are responsible for the acquisition and cost of materials/curriculum. Grade specific performance standards can be found on the Oregon Department of Education website.
Home schooled children must be tested before the end of grades 3, 5, 8, and 10. The end of the school year is defined before August 15. If the child never attended public or private school, the child must be tested before August 15 following the end of grade 3. If the child was withdrawn from public or private school, the first required examination is not administered within the first 18 months of home schooling even if during that 18-month period is in grade 3, 5, 8, or 10.
Parents are required to submit examination results upon request by the ESD. If examination results are not received within the required timeline, the child will be in violation of the compulsory attendance law and no longer eligible to be home schooled.
Testing for home school students is administered by independent “neutral” test examiners approved by the Oregon Department of Education. Harney ESD does not administer tests for home school students. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to arrange and pay for testing. A list of qualified testers currently registered by ODE is available on this website.